Friday, June 24, 2011


Art journal spread for this week's Summer of Color Art Challenge from Twinkle Twinkle
This week's color is...GREEN!

I just inherited a big box of random art supplies from my Uncle Richard. Included was a large package of Roting Artist Colors.  I'd never heard of them, but the instruction sheet included with them made them look really cool.  The applications are endless.  Anyway, I had to try them out, so I got out the green and started mixing according to their mixing chart, painted pieces of tracing paper and then randomly cut out snowflake style leaves. 

I decided the leaves were a bit too muted after I glued them to my journal, so I outlined them with a permanent dark green pen. 

The result was better, but too stark.  Back to the art box to try out some of the Carre' Nouvel Pastels. 

(Did I say "I" inherited...I meant "we" :)

I applied the pastel over the ink to soften it and give the leaves a little glow.  Addie started a whole new project. 

Addie and I also experimented with some water and the pastel actually mixed with the water and gave a watercolor effect.  Very fun indeed!


  1. Oooh! This is so elegant! And I love that you had help ;) Beautiful greens and stunning page. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Also, I'm not sure it linked? If not, please feel free to try again using the link widget below the post so that others can see your beautiful page, Kristin xo

  2. We must have been crossing each other! Okay, gotcha - thanks again so much! xo

  3. I need to start an art journal!!
    I love this double page you've created. It is indeed inspiring.

  4. This is really beautiiful...and what a wonderful thing to receive...looks luke everybody igettininto kids do the same too...its a wonderful thing we encourage them to do.......

  5. Don't you love receiving art goodies, particularly stuff you haven't used before as it pushes you to work in different ways. I love your greens. julie

  6. Great greens!! Adorable helper too!


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